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Loyd and Mabrey lead No. 2 Notre Dame to 89-47 rout of Kansas

  • Notre Dame's Michaela Mabrey (23) shoots over Kansas' Lauren Aldridge (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Notre Dame's Michaela Mabrey (23) shoots over Kansas' Lauren Aldridge (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame's Brianna Turner (11) shoots as teammate Jewell Loyd (32) and Kansas' Natalie Knight (42) watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Notre Dame's Brianna Turner (11) shoots as teammate Jewell Loyd (32) and Kansas' Natalie Knight (42) watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame's Lindsay Allen, left, shoots over Kansas' Lauren Aldridge (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Notre Dame's Lindsay Allen, left, shoots over Kansas' Lauren Aldridge (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)  (The Associated Press)

Jewell Loyd scored 23 points and Michaela Mabrey added 17 to help No. 2 Notre Dame rout Kansas 89-47 on Sunday at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge.

Notre Dame (7-0) got off to a slow start. The Irish only led 22-17 with 8:34 left in the first half before going on a 20-4 run to close it. Mabry got the burst started with a 3-pointer from the wing. Her second 3-pointer during the burst made it 32-21. Lindsay Allen also hit a 3 and had five points in the run.

The Irish led 42-21 at the half.

Things didn't get much better for Kansas (5-2) in the second half as the Irish pulled away. Coach Muffet McGraw started emptying the bench before the midway point of the second half with her team up 40.